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What would art institutions be without their art handlers? These individuals endure the barrage of directives from nit-picky curators to hang a work “just so”, to pack the unpackable, to prevent the breakable from breaking, and to deliver the load of even the most unreasonably sized work of art…all so that our white cubes present well.

Are you an art handler? Well, now you can put your skills to the test in the first ever Art Handling Olympics! Compete against teams of other sadistic art handlers and go for the gold! If you’re wondering what to expect, let the titles of The Games speak for themselves:

  • Special Delivery – I can only imagine this will involve a jenky delivery truck, a broken freight elevator, and possibly a few flights of stairs.
  • The Static Hold – As the organization puts it: “Can you hold that up so I can see what it looks like?”
  • How’s it Hangin’ – A little to the left?
  • Pack it In – Imagine building a crate that needs to ship to China in 2 hours. Now fill it with a collection of 250 breakable objects that need individual packing. Be careful! These are priceless. (I’m just taking a gander here…)
  • The Eliminator – Kinda speaks for itself.

If you aren’t one of those die hard handlers who skipped all this and have already signed up, you have 40 days and counting!


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On exhibit at:
839 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931-8035

APRIL 11th – MAY 7th 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 2009 7-11pm

DRAW is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by over 300 artists in the skateboard, music, urban, tattoo, literature, design, illustration, animation, psychedelic and new contemporary art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often underrated but
fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing.

DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. Most recently, the exhibit drew over 2000 people to its London debut at StolenSpace, East London’s Leading Contemporary Urban Art Gallery. The exhibit debuted in October
of 2006 at NYC’s Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music and Interactive-Film Festival in Austin, Texas. DRAW is currently on a six-country world tour that includes
future showings in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Berlin.

Artists whose original works are in the show include: Alex Grey, HR Giger, Clive Barker, Richard Serra, David Byrne, Dalek, Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers, psychedelic legend Rick Griffin, Ron English, Neck Face, skate legend Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Jack Rudy, Sorayama, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), WK Interact, Camille Rose Garcia, Tim Biskup, Benjamin Cho, Mark Bode, Kevin Llewellyn, Michael Hussar, Eric White, Rich Jacobs, Shawn Barber, Mike Giant, DAZE, Derek Hess, Mark Dean Veca, Brian Degraw, Nate Loman, Brendan Fowler, Aurel Schmidt, Gary Baseman, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Mars-One, Hank Williams III, and many, many more.

DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Justin Giarla, Rich Jacobs, Jamie O’Shea, Tim Barber, Damian Weinkratz, Les Barany, Brendan Fowler, Mike Aho, Sto, Lisa Lebofsky and D* Face.

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